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the summer skincare guide

Summer is officially in full swing, translating into beach trips, adventurous outings, and time well spent with the family. Along with the summer fun, comes the strong summer sun, which can wreak havoc on that precious skin! From endless humidity to powerful UV rays, your skin takes a pretty big hit during these summer months. We’re here to say that you can still take care of yourself, while taking care of the little ones with a little help from our guide of summer skincare essentials!

Exfoliant


Let’s take it from the top. Exfoliation is a must in when heat waves are an everyday occurrence. The chances that your skin is a bit more clogged than usual is pretty high, so make sure to add exfoliation into your routine 1-3 times a week. Try the WASO: Soft & Cushy Exfoliating Polisher from Shiseido to keep your skin in tip top, clear shape.

Lightweight Serum


The order in which you apply your favorite skincare products makes a big impact on the results you see. Majority of aestheticians recommend to start of with a lightweight vitamin C serum to brighten your skin up when it’s feeling a bit dull. Our pick is the Olehenrikson Truth Serum that is packed with both Vitamin C and collagen to ensure a complete rejuvenation of your skin.

Water-Based Moisturizer


It’s easy to skimp on moisturizer in the summer, but your skin can easily dry out with all the A/C and tough weather around. Opt for a water-based moisturizer to quench your skin and skip the greasiness. Try out Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, crafted with everything from hyaluronic acid to papaya enzymes.

SPF


This list would be incomplete without some seriously strong sunscreen to keep you going through the strong sun rays. It’s easy to forget about your neck and chest when applying SPF, but these are two areas that see the brunt of sun damage - so make sure to use sunscreen on in these locations. Our favorite sunscreen around is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen with 60 SPF.

Parasol


SPF is important when it comes to you and your little one, but sometimes even that isn’t enough in peak summer. Use our Parasol attachment to protect your child from the sun’s strong UV and UVB rays while on the go. This umbrella offers UPF 50+ and easily attaches to your favorite Maclaren buggy to ensure your little one is shielded from the sun on fun family outings!

Gua Sha


Summertime goes hand-in-hand with more self-care, and one of our favorite options is a quick home gua sha session! Gua-sha is an ancient Chinese technique used to drain the lymphatic system, and thus reduce any puffiness you may be feeling in your face. All you need is five minutes to give yourself a relaxing face massage with crystal gua-sha tools and VOILA!


Keep these skincare tips and tricks in mind over the next few months while you’re exploring all the family fun that summer has to offer. Here’s to making sure your skin shines as bright as you do!